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Updated 3 December 2021

Over fears of the newly discovered omicron variant, the Philippines have tightened safety protocols across the country, subjecting all arriving travellers to strict quarantine measures upon arrival, depending on their vaccination status and COVID test results.

The Philippines is not currently open to most travellers of the world, but eligible travellers will have to undergo facility-based quarantine in a hotel accredited by the Tourism and Health Agencies. Keep reading to know more about the hotel quarantine requirement and process in the Philippines.

Quarantine rules for arriving passengers

The government of the Philippines have classified countries based on risk assessment into greenyellow, and red list countries accordingly. Arrivals from each category are required to adhere to different quarantine rules, depending on their vaccination status. 

From green list countries

Vaccinated travellers

For Filipinos

Filipino travellers arriving with a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure can enjoy a hassle-free trip to the Philippines with:

  • no quarantine requirement
  • no on-arrival swabbing

On the other hand, those arriving without a negative RT-PCR test must undergo

  • on-arrival swabbing
  • facility-based quarantine until the release of negative results
  • self-monitoring until the 14th day from arrival

For foreigners

Foreigners who can present their negative RT-PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours prior to departure will need to undergo:

  • no facility-based quarantine
  • no on-arrival swabbing
  • self-monitoring until the 14th day from arrival 

Unvaccinated travellers

Every incoming traveller must present a negative RT-PCR test taken at least 72 hours prior to departure. All unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, and those vaccinated but failed to comply with the test-before-travel requirements must undergo:

  • facility-based quarantine until the release of negative results 
  • 5th-day swabbing
  • self-monitoring until the 14th day upon arrival 

From yellow list countries

Vaccinated travellers

Passengers arriving with a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours before departing must undergo:

  • facility-based quarantine 
  • 3rd day swabbing
  • self-monitoring until the 14th day from arrival

On the other hand, those arriving without a negative RT-PCR test must undergo

  • facility-based quarantine until release of negative results
  • 5th day swabbing
  • home quarantine until the 10th day from arrival

Unvaccinated travellers

Every incoming traveller must present a negative RT-PCR test taken at least 72 hours prior to departure. All unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, and those vaccinated but failed to comply with the test-before-travel requirements must undergo:

  • facility-based quarantine until the release of negative results 
  • 7th-day swabbing
  • self-monitoring until the 14th day upon arrival 

From red list countries

The inbound travel of all persons, regardless of vaccination status, coming from or who have been to red list countries within the last fourteen (14) days prior to will not be permitted to enter the Philippines. Only Filipinos returning to the country via government-initiated repatriation, non-government-initiated repatriation, and Bayanihan Flights may be allowed entry. 

Upon arrival, such travellers will be subject to a ten-day facility-based quarantine and undergo RT-PCR testing on the 7th day. Notwithstanding a negative test result, the traveller shall complete the minimum facility-based quarantine period of 10 days. Upon completing the mandated 10-day facility-based quarantine and presentation of a negative RT-PCR result, they may be discharged from the facility.

 

Quarantine protocols for arriving OFWs

The protocols for arriving OFW’s are quite extensive, as such we’ve detailed the entire process on a dedicated article.

If you’re an OFW returning to the Philippines, find out more details about quarantine requirements for OFWs.

 

Philippines quarantine hotels

While waiting for the scheduled test and release of results, passengers arriving in the Philippines who are mandated to stay under facility-based quarantine are required to hold a confirmed booking in a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies. These hotels have been identified all over the country and in cities like:

List of designated quarantine hotels

The following are hotels that have officially been designated as quarantine hotels by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) and the Department of Tourism (DOT). 

Mandatory quarantine hotels

  1. 5880 Enriquez Residences
  2. A Venue Residences (Tower) Condominium
  3. Achievers Airport Hotel, Pasay
  4. Airport Poddotel Inc.
  5. Aliw-Inn Pasay
  6. Amore Hotel
  7. Antoine Despacito
  8. Artina Zobel Residences (Formerly Artina Suites Hotel)
  9. Aruga by Rockwell
  10. Astoria Plaza, Ortigas
  11. Astrotel Avenida
  12. Astrotel- Novaliches
  13. Astrotel, Monumento
  14. Axiaa, West Ave. Q. C.
  15. B Hotel, Alabang
  16. Balesin Island Club
  17. Bay Area Suites, Manila
  18. Bayview Park Hotel, Manila
  19. Bellagio Residences Leon Guinto
  20. Bellagio Residences Kapiligan
  21. Bellagio Residences Katipunan
  22. Bellagio Residences Sampaloc
  23. Benson Apartelle, San Juan City
  24. Berjaya Hotel, Makati
  25. Bigpat Dormitory, Pasay
  26. Cadence Ann Condotel, Makati
  27. Camelot Hotel
  28. Casa Micarosa Hotels and Residences Co, Ltd, Malate
  29. Chill Hotel Monumento
  30. Citizen Hotel, Makati
  31. Citystate Hotel Quiapo
  32. Country Lodge Pasig
  33. Crosswind Ocean Hotel
  34. D Circle Hotel, Manila
  35. Daisy Drive Inn Pasig
  36. DG Budget Hotel Salem
  37. DG Grami Hotel, Paranaque
  38. Dians Place/Dian Suites, Palanan Makati
  39. EL Rancho, Alabang
  40. Elegance Guest House, Pasay
  41. Eurotel, North EDSA
  42. Fersal Hotel, Kalayaan
  43. Fersal Hotel, P. Tuazon
  44. Fersal Inn Makati
  45. Fersal Inn Manila
  46. Festive Hotel, Makati
  47. G Square Residences
  48. Garden Plaza Suite
  49. Gardenia Terrace Motel
  50. Getz Hotel, Sta. Cruz Manila
  51. Gomez House by Hotel Durban, Makati
  52. Good 101 Quiapo
  53. Gran Prix Hotel, Pasay
  54. Guijo Suites Makati
  55. Halina Drive Inn Hotel Sta. Mesa
  56. Halina Hotel Avenida
  57. Halina Hotel Libertad
  58. Happy Homes, Manila
  59. Heroes Hotel, Sta. Ana Manila
  60. Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
  61. Hop Inn Hotel Alabang
  62. Hop Inn Hotel Makati
  63. Hotel 99 Cubao
  64. Hotel 99 Monumento
  65. Hotel 99 Quiapo
  66. Hotel Dreamworld Araneta
  67. Hotel Dreamworld Las Pinas
  68. Hotel Dreamworld North EDSA
  69. Hotel Durban, Makati
  70. Hotel Juliano, Ermita Mla.
  71. Hotel Rosemarie
  72. Hotel Sogo Avenida
  73. Hotel Sogo Buendia Pasay Blvd.
  74. Hotel Sogo Caloocan
  75. Hotel Sogo Makati
  76. Hotel Sogo Malibay
  77. Hotel Sogo Monumento
  78. Hotel Sogo Novaliches
  79. Hotel Sogo Pasay Rotonda
  80. Hotel Sogo Quezon Avenue
  81. Hotel Sogo Quirino
  82. Hotel Sogo Recto
  83. Hotel Sogo Sta. Mesa
  84. Hotel Victoria de Malate
  85. HQ Albert, Makati
  86. iHotel Uptown BGC (Zen Premium Uptown BGC, Makati)
  87. Infinity Tower Suites
  88. Inn De Avenida, Makati
  89. Jade Vine Restaurant and Executive Inn, Ermita
  90. Jardin de Rosal- Pasig
  91. Jinjiang Inn, Makati
  92. Jinjiang Inn, Ortigas
  93. Joy Nostalg
  94. Joyce Apartelle – Mandaluyong
  95. Joyce Apartelle – San Juan
  96. King Arthur Hotel- Pasig
  97. Lelita Hotel, Makati
  98. Lido de Paris Hotel, Manila
  99. Liza Lodge, Pasay
  100. MagCOOP House
  101. Malate Pensionne Inc.
  102. Manila Venetian Hotel
  103. Mariposa Hotel, Marcos Hi way, Pasig
  104. MC Hotel- Novaliches/Hotel Fox Oyo 637
  105. Melbourne Residences
  106. Metro Deluxe Residences, Pasay
  107. Mini Suites Eton Tower- Makati
  108. Miramar Hotel
  109. MM Hotel (RedDoorz Plus near Bamboo Organ)
  110. MySpace Hotel BGC
  111. MyTown Amsterdam, Makati
  112. MyTown Athens, Makati
  113. MyTown Auckland, Makati
  114. MyTown Capetown, Makati
  115. MyTown Kyoto, Makati
  116. MyTown New York, Makati
  117. MyTown Seoul, Makati
  118. Nest Nano – Poblacion Makati
  119. New York Hotel Inc, Cubao
  120. Nice Hotel – Pasig
  121. Nice Hotel- Arayat Cubao
  122. Nice Hotel- Aurora Cubao
  123. Nice Hotel- Mandaluyong
  124. Nice Hotel- Mc Arthur
  125. Nice Hotel- Monumento Samson Road
  126. One Liberty Hotel
  127. One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, Makati
  128. Orchid Garden Suites Manila
  129. Oxford Suites Makati
  130. OYO Finnex Hotel, Mandaluyong
  131. Pacific Skyloft Hotel
  132. Paragon Tower Ermita Hotel, Inc.
  133. Park Bed and Breakfast, Pasay
  134. Pasig View Lodge
  135. Pearl Lane Hotel – reinspected 5/13/2021
  136. Propiedad Hotel
  137. Punta De Fabian Resort, Inc. Baras Rizal
  138. Quoalla Hotel Makati
  139. Ralph Anthony Suites, Ermita
  140. Ranch Hotel/ EL rancho- Tunasan, Muntinlupa
  141. Red Hotel Cubao
  142. Red Planet Hotel Amorsolo Makati
  143. Red Planet Hotels, Binondo Corporation
  144. Red Planet Hotel Manila Bay
  145. Reddoorz D’ Builders Room Phase 2 Taguig
  146. RedDoorz @ Canley Residential, Pasig
  147. RedDoorz near Pasay Taft (Residencia San Vicente)
  148. RedDoorz Plus near Osmeña Highway 2 (Sheikah’s Guesthouse Traveller’s Inn)
  149. Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood
  150. Riviera Mansion, Malate
  151. Rosas Garden Hotel
  152. Rose Garden Inn – Sta.Mesa
  153. Rothman Hotel, Malate
  154. San Carlos Mansion, Manila
  155. Solaire Resort and Casino
  156. Somerset Millenium, Makati
  157. Spaces by Eco Hotel, Makati
  158. Spring Hotel Avenida
  159. Spring Hotel Cubao
  160. Starlight Bed and Breakfast
  161. Stonehouse Hotel- Ermita
  162. Stonehouse Hotel- Pasay
  163. Tesoro Apartments, Ermita
  164. The Bayleaf Intramuros
  165. The Cabin, Manila
  166. The Peninsula Manila
  167. Time Travellers Hotel Manila
  168. Town and Country Hotel- V. Mapa
  169. Town and Country Reposo
  170. Tropicana Suites
  171. University Pad Residences Taft
  172. University Pad Residences Ubelt
  173. Victoria Court- Cuneta
  174. Victoria Court- Hill Crest
  175. Victoria Court- North Edsa
  176. Victoria Court- Mc. Arthur
  177. Victoria Court- Panorama
  178. Vista Hotel Recto
  179. White Knight St. Anne
  180. Winston Hotel
  181. Yuj Inn Pasay
  182. Z Hostel, Poblacion Makati
  183. Zen Premium Eastwood/Hotel 878 QC
  184. Zen Premium near Rockwell Makati
  185. Zen Rooms Marvelle Studios, BGC, Makati

Stringent and mandatory quarantine hotels

  1. 1898 Hotel Colonia – Makati
  2. 88 Courtyard Hotel
  3. Acacia Hotel, Alabang
  4. Aloha Hotel
  5. Amelie Hotel Manila
  6. Armada Hotel, Manila
  7. Ascott- BGC
  8. Ascott Makati
  9. Asiatel
  10. Astoria, Greenbelt
  11. Azumi Boutique Hotel, Alabang (w/ conditions)
  12. B Hotel, Quezon City
  13. Bayview Park Hotel Manila
  14. Bellevue, Alabang
  15. Belmont Hotel, Manila
  16. Best Western Hotel La Corona
  17. Blulane Hotel – Manila
  18. Brentwood Suites
  19. Broadway Court Apartelle, Quezon City
  20. Casa Bocobo
  21. Casa Pura Inn and Suites, Quezon City
  22. Century Park Hotel, Manila
  23. Citadines, Makati
  24. Citadines, Manila Bay
  25. Citadines Millenium, Ortigas
  26. City Garden Grand Hotel – Makati
  27. City Garden Hotel – Makati
  28. City Garden Suites- Manila
  29. Citystate Tower Hotel Manila
  30. City Stay Inns Fortview BGC
  31. City Stay Inns Makati City Hall
  32. Conrad Hotel
  33. Copacabana, EDSA Pasay
  34. Cosmo Hotel and Studio Suites Espana
  35. Cosmo Hotel and Studio Suites P. Campa
  36. Crimson Hotel, Alabang
  37. Crown Regency Hotel Makati
  38. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas
  39. Diamond Hotel Manila
  40. Discovery Primea Hotel – Makati
  41. Discovery Suites Ortigas
  42. Dusit Thani Hotel – Makati
  43. E-Hotel Makati
  44. EDSA Shangri-La
  45. El Cielito Hotel Makati
  46. Elan Hotel Annapolis
  47. Estancia Resort Tagaytay
  48. Eurotel EDSA Shaw
  49. Eurotel, Las Piňas
  50. Eurotel, Makati
  51. Eurotel, Pedro Gil
  52. Eurotel Vivaldi, Cubao
  53. Exchange Regency, Ortigas
  54. Executive Hotel, Manila
  55. F1 Hotel BGC
  56. Fairmont and Raffles Makati
  57. Go Hotel, Ermita
  58. Go Hotel, Ortigas
  59. Go Hotel, Otis
  60. Go Hotel, Airport
  61. Go Hotel, North Edsa
  62. Go Hotel, Timog
  63. Golden Phoenix Hotel, Macapagal
  64. Grand Hyatt Manila
  65. Great Eastern Hotel
  66. Green Sun Hotel, Makati
  67. H2O Hotel, Manila
  68. Herald Suites, Chino Roces
  69. Herald Suites, Polaris
  70. Herald Suites, Solana
  71. Hilton Manila
  72. Hive Hotel and Convention Place, QC
  73. Holiday Inn and Suites -Makati
  74. Holiday Inn, Ortigas
  75. Hop Inn Hotel Aseana City
  76. Hop Inn Hotel Ermita
  77. Hotel 101 Manila, Pasay
  78. Hotel Celeste, Makati
  79. Hotel Jen
  80. Hotel Kimberly Manila
  81. Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City
  82. Hotel Sogo Alabang Rotonda
  83. Hotel Sogo Alabang Southroad
  84. Hotel Sogo EDSA Cubao
  85. Hotel Sogo Roxas Blvd (not all rooms have windows)
  86. Hotel Sogo Timog Avenue
  87. Hotel Sogo Yabut
  88. IM Hotel, Makati
  89. Kabayan Hotel (Building A)
  90. Kingsford Hotel Manila
  91. Lancaster Hotel Manila
  92. Las Palmas Hotel de Manila
  93. Lourdes Suites
  94. Lub D Hotel Makati
  95. Lucky Chinatown Hotel
  96. Luxent Hotel, Timog QC
  97. Madison 101 Hotel and Tower, New Manila
  98. Makati Diamond Residences
  99. Manila Grand Opera Hotel
  100. Manila Hotel
  101. Manila Lotus Hotel
  102. Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas
  103. Marriott Hotel, Manila
  104. MAXX Hotel Makati
  105. MAXX Hotel Ortigas
  106. MC Hotel- Fairview
  107. Mella Hotel C5 Ext. Las Pinas
  108. Microtel Batangas
  109. Microtel Eagle Ridge
  110. Microtel Libis, Quezon City
  111. Microtel South Forbes
  112. Microtel UP Technohub
  113. Microtel Wyndham, MoA
  114. Midas Hotel
  115. Myplace, Quezon City
  116. Nest Nano Suites – Makati
  117. Networld Hotel
  118. New World Hotel Makati
  119. Nichols Airport Hotel
  120. Novotel Cubao
  121. Nuwa
  122. Octagon Mansion Hotel, Manila
  123. Palm Grove Hotel Manila
  124. Park Inn by Radisson North Edsa
  125. Parque España Alabang
  126. Paseo Premiere Hotel
  127. Pearl Garden Hotel
  128. Picasso Hotel- Makati
  129. Pinoy Pamilya Hotel
  130. Privato Hotel, Makati
  131. Privato Hotel, Ortigas
  132. Privato Hotel, QC
  133. Quest Hotel, Tagaytay
  134. Ramada Manila Central
  135. Red Planet ASEANA
  136. Red Planet, Aurora Blvd.
  137. Red Planet Hotel, Makati
  138. Red Planet Hotel, Ortigas
  139. Red Planet Mabini
  140. Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas
  141. Ritz Astor Hotel – Makati
  142. Rizal Park Hotel
  143. Royal Bellagio Hotel – Makati
  144. Royal Parc Hotel, Tagaytay
  145. Savoy Hotel, Manila
  146. Seda BGC
  147. Seda Residences, Makati
  148. Seda Vertis North
  149. Selah Loft Pasay
  150. Selah Pods Pasay
  151. Sequioa Hotel Manila Bay
  152. Sequioa Hotel QC
  153. Shangri-La The Fort
  154. Sheraton Manila Bay
  155. Sheraton Manila Hotel
  156. Sofitel Philippine Plaza
  157. Somerset Alabang Manila
  158. Somerset Central Salcedo Makati
  159. Somerset Olympia Makati
  160. St. Giles Hotel, Makati
  161. Stone House Hotel Quezon City
  162. Summit Hotel Magnolia
  163. Sun Star Grand Hotel
  164. Techno Park Hotel – with conditions
  165. The Alpha Suites, Makati
  166. The Charter House -Makati
  167. The Henry Hotel Manila
  168. The Heritage Hotel
  169. The Linden Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig
  170. The Selah Garden Hotel
  171. The Sphere Residences- Makati
  172. Tiara Oriental Hotel – with conditions
  173. Toilena Room Board and Lodging – with conditions
  174. TRYP MoA, Pasay
  175. U Hotel, Makati
  176. UN Residences
  177. Urban Travellers Hotel
  178. Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel
  179. Vista Hotel Cubao
  180. Vivere Hotel and Resorts
  181. Winford Hotel
  182. Winter Hotel Benitez Cubao
  183. Winter Hotel Imperial
  184. Wow Hotel Aurora Cubao
  185. Wynwood Hotel
  186. Y2 Residences – reinspected

Hotels for mandatory quarantine of seafarers

All seafarers and maritime personnel involved in crew change and repatriation arriving at any airport in the country, regardless of nationality, shall undergo appropriate quarantine procedures, just like other international arrivals in the Philippines.  The following are the designated quarantine hotel for seafarers.

  1. Airo Hotel
  2. Brickwood Suites
  3. City Smile Apartelle, Quezon City
  4. Dormitels ph BGC
  5. Dormitels ph Espana
  6. Dormitels ph UST
  7. Eastgate Maritime Training Center, Inc
  8. El Rico Suites
  9. Fil star Maritime Corporation/Dormitory Manila
  10. Homespace Residences
  11. Internship Navigation Training Center ECC Bldg.
  12. Jupiter Suites Makati
  13. KL Residences Makati
  14. La Belle Residences
  15. Leez Inn Malate
  16. Leez Inn Makati
  17. Marla Management and Realty Corp. Paranaque
  18. Monchere Dormitory
  19. MyTown Istanbul
  20. MyTown London
  21. MyTown Singapore
  22. V Hotel, Adriatico

 

Quarantine guidelines

In compliance with Philippine regulations, only one person is allowed per room, except for the following:

  1. Families from the same household travelling together, especially those with minors;
  2. Health and emergency frontline services personnel;
  3. Guests requiring a companion:
  • 18 years old and below; and 
  • persons needing special assistance (e.g. senior citizens, PWD, with chronic medical illness)

Before quarantine

Prior to arrival, all travellers are required to have a confirmed booking at a hotel accredited by Tourism and Health Agencies. This can be secured through the One Health Pass (OHP) website, after which you will be issued an OHP personal QR code.

You will then be required to:

  • upon arrival, undergo a temperature check, present the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) One Health Pass QR Code upon deplaning, and proceed to the designated waiting area.
  • present your proof of vaccination to the dedicated BOQ representative for re-verification at the Department of Transportation One-Stop-Shop (OSS).
  • then proceed to the hotel desk at the airport and present your vaccine card and certificate. Hotel coordinators shall verify your hotel booking or assist you in your reservation if you have not made one yet.
  • you shall also make the transportation arrangement to your hotel at these desks. If you have not made a pre-arranged hotel transfer, accredited taxis are available. A sticker will be placed at the back of your passport upon verification.

During quarantine 

Check in at your hotel and wait for the scheduled test of your quarantine stay.  

If you test positive, the BOQ shall transfer you to a designated hospital for further medical management.

If you test negative, your test result will be released within 24 hours after your swab test is taken. Your Unified BOQ Quarantine Certificate is autogenerated in the OHP. You will be able to download and print this certificate through the https://onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/Track-Swab-Test portal in the OHP website by entering your QR code reference number and last name. 

For non-Filipinos: In compliance with Philippine regulations, laboratory partners must secure a photocopy of your passport and proof of accommodation/residence in the Philippines. 

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, etc.) at any time before your scheduled test, please inform the hotel you are staying in so a medical or BOQ officer can assess and check up on you immediately. You may be required to undergo an RT-PCR test.

You may call the BOQs landline at (02) 5318-7500 or through these mobile numbers: 0961-899-0779, 0951-210-8105, or 0926-629-0723.

Ending quarantine 

Once cleared, you can call your relatives or respective Local Government Units (LGU) to pick you up or arrange for your transportation going home. You are required to undergo home quarantine until the tenth (10th) day, with the day of arrival being the first day.

 

How much is the cost of a Philippines quarantine hotel?

Overseas Filipino Workers can complete their quarantine period free of charge. However, non-OFWs and eligible foreigners will need to shoulder the cost of the quarantine on their own. Prices for the hotels may vary from 2,300 PHP to 17,800 PHP per night, according to the type of accommodation you prefer.

Several airlines, like the Philippine Airlines, offers convenient quarantine packages for travellers that includes a roundtrip airfare, quarantine hotel charges, land transfers, all meals and all costs covering RT-PCR tests required during quarantine. Prices generally vary from 12,000 PHP to 117,000 PHP for the entire period of quarantine. You can find more package deals by booking your flights with Philippine Airlines.